Tag Archives: Alternative

Alvvays Offer an Alternative Summer Anthem with ‘In Undertow’

Alvvays’ debut album possessed this momentary quality, seemingly ready to dissolve in a haze of poppy, burnt-out distortion at a moment’s notice. So as Continue reading Alvvays Offer an Alternative Summer Anthem with ‘In Undertow’

Halsey: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Review – Individuality Gives Way to Pop Industry Standard

Even with the tempting call of the mainstream and its riches within earshot, Halsey claims to be more than just an artist that feeds the voracious Continue reading Halsey: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Review – Individuality Gives Way to Pop Industry Standard

Arcade Fire’s ‘I Give You Power’ is your New Favourite Political Anthem

Yesterday saw the return of Gorillaz with their political track ‘Hallelujah Money’ and now, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Arcade Fire have shattered four years of silence with their own political lament ‘I Give You Power’. Continue reading Arcade Fire’s ‘I Give You Power’ is your New Favourite Political Anthem

Laura Marling Shares Dreamy Alt-Folk Number ‘Wild Fire’

You wouldn’t know that Laura Marling had her beginnings as an amiable English rose after hearing ‘Wild Fire’. It’s the second track from her upcoming album Semper Femina following the release of ‘Soothing’ last November and it’s a

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Bastille Continue to Twist their Alt-pop Identity with Dark, Retro Slow-burner ‘Fake It’

‘It’s hard to develop that capacity on your own, when you’re being stopped at every turn.’ It’s another bizarre, yet insightful sample from Bastille, as they unveil the second single from their upcoming second album Wild World. The sample Continue reading Bastille Continue to Twist their Alt-pop Identity with Dark, Retro Slow-burner ‘Fake It’

The Beat Tapes: An Interview with David S. Wills (Part 2)

Part two of my interview with Beatdom editor David S. Wills saw me asking about the more personal side of pursuing the Beat lifestyle. As well as writing extensively about the Beats, Wills has experienced it firsthand and seen much of the world on his travels. The Beat Continue reading The Beat Tapes: An Interview with David S. Wills (Part 2)

The Boxer Rebellion are on Target with Weapon

The Boxer Rebellion’s fifth album Ocean By Ocean drops next week on April 29th and the third single ‘Weapon’, is further demonstrating a change in direction from the jarring alternative indie Continue reading The Boxer Rebellion are on Target with Weapon